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May 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet Inc. posted fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, reporting a 6.8 percent increase in comparable store sales for the quarter ended March 31 compared with the same period in 2012.

Posted in Retail News
First annual sales growth since 2007 for the retailer
May 23, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel CEO and president Martin Schwartz told shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday morning that despite the slow start to the year—which he attributed to bad weather that persisted through April—he remains confident that the recreational and leisure segment will

Posted in North America
May 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists’ Women Bike program recently awarded $7,500 in grants to organizations in four cities in an effort to engage more women of all ages and from all backgrounds in cycling. 

Posted in Industry News
May 23, 2013
The new XO shifter in red

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is introducing an upgraded version of its mountain bike trigger shifters for three of its parts groups, and is trickling down its Type 2 anti-chain slap feature to its X7-level rear derailleur.

The company said all the updated parts are available this month.

Posted in Product/Tech
May 23, 2013
Ice Toolz 54R1 disc brake kit

ATASCADERO, CA (BRAIN) — Ice Toolz' new tool offerings include the 54R1- Disc Brake Universal maintainance Kit.

Posted in New Products
May 23, 2013

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian eyewear company Luxottica Group reported this month that first-quarter sales for its wholesale division — in which Southern California-based Oakley is a key brand — jumped 7.5 percent compared with a year earlier to 781 million euros ($1 billion), helping propel overall comp

Posted in North America
May 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Three new brands — Chamois Butt’r, Wilderness Trail Bikes and LegLube — have added SmartEtailing’s Buy Local Now referral feature to their websites.

Posted in North America
May 22, 2013

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Dorothy Nichols has joined women’s bike apparel brand Shebeest as its national sales manager, heading up sales in the IBD and specialty sporting goods channels. Nichols, who will be based out of Denver, Colorado, will begin the new role June 3.

Posted in North America
May 22, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. reported overall first-quarter sales of $9 million, up 11 percent from $8.1 million a year earlier, and narrowed its net loss as the eyewear supplier’s Happy Lens Collection got off to strong launch.

Posted in North America
May 22, 2013
Cielo Sportif Racer

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has restructured its sales model and increased production of its Cielo high-end steel bike line so that any authorized Chris King dealer can begin stocking and selling the framesets.

Posted in Product/Tech

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